If you are a fan of women sports teams in America, you have undoubtedly heard of Megan Rapinoe. Megan is a famous soccer player and a captain, and her team won the World Cup twice, in 2015 and most recently, in 2020.
Megan’s full name is Megan Anna Rapinoe, and she was born in Redding, California. Her birthday is on 5 July 1985. Megan’s parents are called Denise and Jin Rapinoe. She has five siblings, and her twin sister Rachel is a soccer player as well.
Ever since she was young, Megan has enjoyed playing soccer with her dad. Later she plated with the club team. Megan attended the University of Portland, and she won the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship along with her sister.
Megan is playing as a midfielder and winger. When she first started her career, she was playing for Elk Grove Pride from 2002 until 2005. After that, she played for the University of Portland until 2008.
When Megan Rapinoe finished university, she started her senior career by playing for Chicago Red Stars from 2009 until 2010. A year after that, Megan was a member of the Philadelphia Independence, and magic jack and Sydney FC. Her club after that was Seattle Sounders Women, and she played for Olympique Lyon from 2013 until 2014.
When it comes to the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup quarterfinals, Megan Rapinoe’s team lost to Brazil and finished second. The same year Megan got the ESPN’s ESPY Award in the category of Best Play of the Year.
In the London Olympics, which was in 2012, Megan Rapinoe managed to win a gold medal for her team. She is also the first female player who scored a goal directly from a corner during the Olympic Games.
The most recent win for captain Megan and her team was the 2019 Women’s FIFA World Cup.
In 2012, during an interview, Megan Rapinoe came out as a lesbian. She was dating Sarah Walsh, who is an Australian soccer player, for five years. After that, Megan dated artist Sera Cahoone. Her current girlfriend is Sue Bird, who is a Seattle Storm player.
Megan is an advocate for many LGBT organizations, including Athlete Ally and the GLSEN. In 2013, Megan got the board of directors Award.
Megan Rapinoe Net Worth 2020
Megan Rapinoe has been playing football for over ten years. After her team won the FIFA World Cup in 2019, her salary has become much bigger. Her current net worth is estimated at 3 million dollars.
Her yearly earnings are close to 400 thousand dollars. The average woman player’s salary is 167 thousand dollars per year.
This year, World Cup players gained around 245,869 dollars each.
Moreover, Megan is a philanthropist and has worked with various charity organizations. She also earns money from doing brand deals and appearing in advertisements.
Since Megan Rapinoe is one of the most famous female soccer players, she has many fans following her. Her Instagram account has more than one million followers so far.